Many many many many years ago, before I had children, I ran a web site. Actually, a few web sites. A bunch of yahoo groups. One was for Jewish Music fans. One was for Miami Boys Choir fans. One was for lovers of Judaica novels. As you can see, the writing bug bit me the moment I was born. I was a blogger even back then. But anyway. I digress.
The very second person to sign up for one of these groups - I'll leave it deliberately vague to protect their privacy - was a really nice single guy. He was very active in the group and helped bring it off the ground. The group was very close knit then, and we were very excited when he got engaged. We met him and his kallah at a concert, and we even went to his wedding. It was a pretty cute time in my life... we met all kinds of interesting people back then.
Fast forward many many years. The groups disbanded. I lost touch with him and his wife. Then 2 years ago Dovi got diagnosed. I joind an online group for special needs parents. And there, in the group, to my shock, was this sweet lady we had met years ago. She was dealing with a special needs child too.
So we hooked up again, after many years. She had some connections and ideas for me and was supremely helpful. (That's how it works in this 'biz' - NETWORKING!)
Fast forward many months. I'm on Facebook, complaining and complaining about Dovi's bed situation. I spoke to my Medicaid Services Coordinator about getting the Noah's bed. Medicaid didnt agree; "they don't want their kids restricted."
This very special lady contacted me, and told me about the Pedicraft bed. I wanted it very badly, but knew that Medicaid would never cover it. Never fear, said Very Special Lady. You dont need to go through your MSC. Get a letter of necessity from your doctor and a prescription. She gave me direct contact info to the local company who deals with this company and the bed.
A Heavenly Hand guided the process. It went smoothly as butter. The bed was approved. And it arrived today. It's a beauty. I can't wait for Dovi to sleep in it tonight.
Hopefully, the days of midnight wanderings, broken bed tents, replacement rods, disassembling and reassembling tents, etc - are over. And I think Dovi will love this bed. I hope so.
So thank you, oh so special friend. And just to think that HaShem wanted me to start that group in 2001 so that in 2013 I would finally find a solution to Dovi's sleeping arrangements. INCREDIBLE.